Camp Hancock State Historic Site, Bismarck

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Camp Hancock Site on Main Ave. in Bismarck, North Dakota was built in 1872. It has also been known as Camp Hancock Historic Site and as Camp Hancock. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
It served as a garrison for troops guarding the construction of railway through the area during 1872–1877.
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  • While exploring downtown found this amazing historical site, interesting part of North Dakota history, sitting in a beautiful park like atmosphere, make sure to check it out if you're a history buff  more »
  • Camp Hancock, site of the original military camp in Bismarck is filled with history. The Surgeon's house, which sits on the site later became a weather station and is now the museum. The building...  more »
  • Lovely, peaceful grounds. A pretty covered open building housing the rail engine. Plenty of pigeons/doves roosting above it so don't get past the railing! There is also a gorgeous old church on the grounds and the weather service building. Lots of sweet scented peonies on the grounds, a well maintained lawn, the perfect tree to frame photos of the beautiful church from the back, a pair of soft stained glass windows complete the site. The railroad runs behind it and the front of the site is framed by the street with lamp post signs.
  • Nice place to go and see history of bismark nd. Check out the old church

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